Category: CCTV

Keeping Business Premises Secure During Shutdown

Nov 15, 2018

During evenings, weekends and seasonal closure, in other words when they are unoccupied, business premises are at a heightened risk of crime. Even the smallest of premises can be home to several thousands of pounds worth of goods and equipment, as well as confidential data.

Security measures for business premises should follow four main aims. The first is to make it more difficult for a crime to be committed; the second is to increase the risk of a criminal being caught; the third is to reduce the incentive to commit a crime, and the last is to cut any potential reward for the criminal. How to achieve these aims and prevent thieves from targeting business premises during periods of closure? Let’s take a look. (more…)

A Guide to Keeping Your Older Loved Ones Safe

Nov 04, 2018

The Home Office says that older homeowners are at no more risk from crime than any other citizens. However, if you have elderly relatives or friends, you will naturally feel concerned about their safety at home, especially if they live alone. If you are keen to help protect your older loved ones, read on for some expert advice. (more…)

Security Advice for Student Landlords

Oct 10, 2018

With a typically lax approach to security, and the potential for a wealth of attractive technology related loot, it is no wonder student accommodation sits amongst the most targeted property for thieves in the UK.

According to research, one in four students fall victim to burglaries whilst at university, with £25 million having been lost to thieves since 2014. A large proportion – some 80 per cent – of student thefts occur from privately rented multiple occupancy accommodation.

In light of these findings, the Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) has issued advice for student landlords to help protect their properties and their tenants’ possessions. (more…)

Security Measures to Deter Squatters

Jun 13, 2018

Any unoccupied property that is not sufficiently secured will naturally be susceptible to break-ins. These are obviously highly undesirable and usually prove incredibly expensive. When break-ins involve squatters taking unlawful residence in a property however, things can become a great deal more convoluted. (more…)

A Guide to Securing Unoccupied Land

Jun 04, 2018

We have talked in the past about how crucial it is to put special measures in place to secure unoccupied property, but what about unoccupied land?

Unoccupied land is highly vulnerable to crime. Not only is vandalism a major and incredibly expensive problem; there is also the very real risk of unauthorised occupation, which can be extremely costly and very time consuming to resolve.

Here we are taking a look at security measures designed to safeguard land that is currently unused, whether it’s awaiting commercial or residential development or sale. (more…)

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